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i Vi JOURNAL.
M. D. SAMPSON,
T SAOKA. KANSAS.
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Starve toaUta . .
IN PRICES AT
.5 c. worth
up to 40 c.
ARGAIMo. 2,ME8S' 1-2 HOSE
11 II. Fit? Till Tills
Size 18 by 27 inches for 10 cents each. We are ofTer
dg a. very attractive line of summer suitings, and
.Slack and colored Gashmers at very moderate prices
&&d invite examination.
Have just opened their fall purchases of
WMcli are the finest ever shown in Salina.
Elegant Goods at very low Prices. 20 doz. all linen
Huck Towels at 12 1-2 cents. Large all Lin
en Napkins worth $1.50 for $1.00
per doz. 52 inch all Linen bleached
Damask worth 90 cents for 60 cents per
fCrdare special bargains in the above lines this week.
Special i Bargains!
White and Cream Embroidered Box Suits
etadlroni 40 to 50 per cent.
All Thompson's best quality of
fen?U0 &7J fSr 100 EACH,REGULAlt
JUICE $1.25 AND $1.50. Gloves, Collars, Hos
iery. Ruching, Flouncing &cM all way below regular pri
ces, to reduce our stock before moving.
' . i I. iiimniTfmrnTnratMirirrm-ir -- "---'- -M'M""IM""M'"""'IM'II"II,WIIMSS
I ' ' -
100 dozen Childrens' and Misses'
Black French Ribbed Hose, sizes. 5
to 8 1-2 inches, at the astonishingly
low price oi 15 cents. The whole
sale price of these Hose are $2.50
to $300 a dozen, and they retail at
from 25 to 40 cents a pair. "We ex
pect a quick rash so come quick
and tv y for prospective use if you
6V 1 1 want it at present.
50 dozen G-ents Pish Thread
Hose colors Navy, Brown, Wine,
and Red at 25 cents a pair $2.75 a
dozen. No comment necessary.
Unmerciful Slaughter till every
inch is sold. 2 cents a yard- for 5
Lawns, 5 cents for 10 cent Lawns,
10 cents a yard for 30 inch Batiste
cloths or "Pacific" or "Steel Rivers"
which are the finest and Best Lawn
fabrics in the Market. 25 and 35
cent French satteens in light colors
for 15 cents a yard.
The mast Complete ".toe and most
arilallr (latter nlorUui City.
. I- TUtrSgLER. PrnUrnt.
L. 8. SCOTT. Vite-PrHBL
W. It. UlilM, Cashier
Transacts a general Bankhf Business.
Loans Money on approved security.
Exchan at Current Rates.
Gaiivrk & ltoND'S Ilun WIN
Santa Fe Avenue.
J. W. JENNEY,
Offlr la PoslsBIr Mock, Iron A?tnne,BHni
luuu Ncll attention firm to dlaaaaf o
nam an I rhlklrrn.
On the most favorable terms.
Also all kinds of good Commer
cial Paper bought. Parties
wishing to borrow will consult
their interests by calling on me.
M. J. Wellslager.
Offlre In Masonic Trraph-.tt. ttnta are.
i D u u.j
Real Estate &
If you wish to sell
your farm or city prop
erty, place it in our hands
if it can be sold we can
sell it for you. We also
do a general Insurance
businoss. Only the best
Office, Room 5, over First
Parker & Cunningham,
Poland- Cliioa Swine
H Ilotcs mrittrrM or rllglelt lo irfhtrr In the
Ohio KlarHl-Ceina Ucnl, and arr bred
from lhrrbekr.1 strain, nl I'uitnJ.Chlia Blood
Prdkm Utntetutl Prl e reasonable The
herd It krpt at I be (ana o( M . A Paratr, four
aiMet easi of Aasarf a, Kansas.
Call and see as
PARKER & CUHHIHQHAH
NKW .Sl'tUNO. GOODS.
G. A. SOLBERG.
Tih slrcet Hoalh of Opera House, l-lj
R.a.MausD,rna.U E. Facuats, V. Pre
K.U.UaT.twc'j'. U. O. Teases, Tftaa.
CrrrntatfVllera, Ain't 8V-
STATEMENT JANUARY 1st. tee
l(t ami Prtaism SoUtn
fore tttJZ IS
AmI of .Caah la eft and la
baaU tJOl IS
PrembK-tt ana aurasmaoU la
note ixlurts and tnsttUca.. ua ns
Total. ( 01
411 other Iueu xv) m
Total. ....... ......... .............. $4,119 7
Sara) U boUct BeLUnercr all Uakll.
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SAUNA, KANSAS, THURSDAY, AUGUST
DEMOCRAT VS. DEMOCRAT.
Senator Payne, of Ohio, In an In
terview at Toledo, la credited with
thla statement: "The laboring men
are never free traders. You never
see the names of worklngnlen on
Iwtitlons to congress for a reduction
of the tariff."
This observation which is as true
as preaching comes from Senator
Payne as a practical business man
and not as a Democratic or mug
The views of Senator Payne are
supported by those of another aged
and experienced Democrat and a
statesman of considerable uote the
Hon. Benjamin Wood, of New York.
It will be remembered that he was a
member, years ago, of the State Sen
ate and also of the House of Repre
sentatives. He is now one of the
proprietors of the New York Newt.
At Saratoga the othei day he ex
pressed himself strongly in favor of
a protective tariff, and said his
opinion was shared by a large pro
tortion of the intelligent working
men of the country. He believes
moreover that this class of men are
very largely in the Republican party.
"It Is an erroneous Impression that
the workingmen's vote is iaigely
Uemocialic. At least eighty-five
ier cent of skilled workmen vote t lie
Republican ticket. This I have
proved for years In the city of New
Vork by employing truBtworthj
lieu to canvass the workshops ami
factories, mid the reason is very
plain. They say. "Let manufactur
ed articles come In free and where
will olir high wages go to?" Ninety-live
per cent of the unskilled
workiugmen vote the Democratic
Where should Intelligent working
men be, but In the Republican party'
Where else Is there any stability of
losition regarding that question hi
vital to them protection lo Ameri
can Industrie'.' According to the
opinion of an unuRimlly well-informed
Democratic authority, elghly-Jirt
per ceiil. of Ihe nilllfd workmen are
in the Republican imrly aud ninety
five prr cent. t the umkitlrrf work
men are in the party of vague uotiour
of tariff, revenue and finance, and ot
more than a loving leaning toward
free t rade!
If the Democratic party under
takes to force i It free tiade notion
upon Ihe country, it will be Demo
crat vR Democrat. Thoe men like
I'uyue, and Wood, and Sam Kau
dall, in every Slate will be found in
phalanx to opMie aud confound
their party on this tieitlou.
WllATtrvnis the feeling ill Demo
cratic tanks, it was thought best by
the Ohio Democratic convention,
after laying aside a veteraji ealiill-'
date for the nomination otUovernor,
lo adopt a formal resolution recog
nizing the claims of the I'liioti sold
iers. This action does Hot strike the
New Orleans Timv-I)ehucrtit very
favorably, aud it says:
It may be deemed o)ltlcaII.v
necessary in Ohio to bid for the soldi
ier vote by supporting peusiou bills
yet e can not but regard the peu
siou plauk as weak. The Democra
cy might as well drop this pension
racket altogether and come out
squarely on the proposition that the
country has done enough already for
the soldiers, aud now it has got.to do
something for tax-payers. Such a
platform would, we feel sur, meet
with the same approval aud suport
as Mr. Cleveland's veto of the de
IMMiuent peusiou and numerous pri
vate bills. Ou the other hand, the
Ohio convention seeks to prove that
.Mr. Cleveland is strongly in favor of
peuslous whereas, one of the strong
est points in his favor is his courage
iu vetoing so many of '.hem.
Tills is frank, to say the least. We
have not the slightest doubt that
others besides the Timet-Democrat
aud Its readers are tired of what it
calls ''this (.elision racket." lint It
is too soo u to do It, The war may be
a "dead issue," but the veteran.
live. The people who caused the
racket at Fort Sumter in ISO:! and
who kept it up with so much cour
age and vigor for four years, wll.1
have to stand the "pension racket"
for some years yet to come.
CoNiltKSH5!AN I'ktkhs, of Kansas,
has just returned from the Kast.
He says those circulating a damag
ing reKirt about a drouth in Kansas
"never have anything to say about
the drouth in Illinois, Michigan,
Indiana, and in fact all through-the
east," aud adds thafon the Rock Is
land, for n distance of IUO miles west
of Chicago, he did not' see a green
blade or leaf of any kind; their com
crop Is an absolute failure; all
through Ihe cast there have been no
rains for weeks, and. crniw will
amount to nothing." It ii true that
this year will be a close one for Kan
sas farmers and others caused by the
dry season, but the state will experi
ence small impairment from
that source. From the old crops on
hand and what is raised the stale
will get along very well without!
sending abroad for supplies. I lithe
multitude of next year's bothitlful
harvests Kausas will forget that
there was such a thing as a partial
failure of crops in 18K7. The pro
lific resources of our Maleenalde the
people to iass an occasional ordeal
of this character without great in
convenience. The president aud Mrs. Cleve
land will islt Philadelphia as the
guests of the constitutional centen
nial commission September 15, 16
and 17. There will be a great mili
tary pageautou the occasion, includ
ing these volunteer soldiery: Eight
thousand soldiers from Pennsyl.
vauia, 1,500 from Massachusetts;
1,800 from New Jersey; 1,000 from
Missouri; 550 from Delaware: 500
from Virginia; 360 from North Car
olina; 100 from South Carolina; SOO
from Rhode Island; 1,200 from Con
necticut; 600 from New Hampshire;
SOO from Ohio.
Tire Wichita boom Is liable to
receive a very serious Injary frentm
very simple source apparently, in the
shape of a little pimple which has
made Its appearanee on the face of
Marsh Murdoch and is supposed to be
-& cancer. If theaalhoraad fashioner
of Wichita's wiBti should disappear
from the management of. the Eagle,
It would eerUialy be s grievous
i blow to Wichita.
That Britania still rules the
waves, was pretty well demonstrated
when the queen was permitted to re
view four miles of iron clads last
week. Times have certainly changed
since the wooden walls of England
wereaecBjuted her sure defense
froiitquUide invasion. One of her
present ponderous iron clads ;ould
easllylthjone discharge make kin
dling taeJ of an old-time three
deckersiieh as Nelson used at the
battle of the Nile or Trafalgar. Eng
land believes in her ability to cope
with the world upon the seas, and It
is not conceit which actuates her in
this pretension. What can we say
of our own little navy rather our
lack of a navy? Such ships as we
have are not strong enough to stand
the recoil of the monster gum with
which they are equipped. Two shots
by the way of test, or practice, were
tired the other day on board the At
lanta, one of our recently built cruis
ers, and the result was most disas
trous. It is said by a competent na
val officer that the damage lo the ves
sel Iiy the recoil of the big gun will
take $ lUO.Oyojo repair. This is one of
the cruisers built under the plans
and specifications of a naval board,
or committee, who seem to have
l)eeu a thorough set of incompetents.
It is surmised. that the three ships
built under the same mismanage
ment will develop equal structural
weakuess. Secretary Whitney is
said to le discouraged over the out
come, probably not more so than the
average American citizen.
The New York World says: "the
mugw ump faction bases Its existence
solely upon Its hatred of Ulalue."
For what ? Fur nut yielding an Inch
of thoie principles which uphold the
honor of Uncle Sam when assailed
at home or abroad? Men may
not want him as their candidate fur
their president, or Ihey may prefer
Mime one else to him, yet all muM
ickuowledge that lie is a statesman
jnd that he has held high the ban
ner of his country e very
vhere. His present visit iu Queen
Victoria's dominion has been to re
publican America's glory; he has
neest a plebeian among aristocrats
mil potentates. Mugwump hatred of
Itlalne, forsooth ! What queer tastes
nine ieople (osses. No, we judge
(hat beyond a few George J Will lain
Curtises there will not remain a
mugw ump to opote James G. Itlalne
ihould he be the candidate of the
parly. He is one of the stntesmen of
hnni the eople of the United
Hllites may he thoroughly proud,
and who us president would fill that
high and exalted ihmIIIoii grandly
A Nkw York special to the Qlobe
Druutcrut says: "Edward Gould Is
watched closely by all the keen op
erators now, for the reason that ever
since he came upon the street he has
been "coppering" all his father's
predictions. If Jay Gonld prophe
cies a rise, the young man immed
iately begins to "sell short," and he
wins every timer- niood will tell,
and Edward Go'ild takes to specula
tion as naturally as a duck takes to
water. He is credited with having
made $5,000,000 in as many weeks.
If this is not a mere accident of luck,
but the development of money get
ting taleut by evolution, a Gould by
the next generation will be able to
scoop In the whole earth."
Tiik Rus.iell Jlcvlew reaches us
this week with name changed to
Russell Democratic Review. 1. H.
and H. Franklin retire and they are
-ucceeded by Chas. Smith and W. E.
Hanks. Mr. Smith is county treas
urer and Mr. Banks was engaged for
years iu the drug trade at Russell,
and was appointed postmaster by
Cleveland In 1885, but he soon re
signed. The Messrs. Franklin sell
out because their price was paid and
they wanted to quit the business.
Kussell is not a first-rate field fora
Democratic paer, but the new men
are iMipular gentlemen and active
workers who are working into the
harness In line order.
The National Civil Service Reform
League held its sessions at Newport,
It. I., Wednesday, and re-elected
George William Curtis president
The latter, In his address, criticised
Ihe administration touching appoint
ments to office, remarking that It
was not, in any strict sense of the
word, a civil service reform admin
istration. The resolutions state that
a circular addressed to the officials
in July. lKsfl, has been disregarded,
eieolaliy in Maryland, and point
mt changes that should be made in
conformity with the law. It was
stated that of 1M apppoiatees in the
Philadelphia postoffice 193 were
TnK conference of Republican edi
tors at Saratoga, N. Y., on Tuesday,
portends the party's good. Its' pur
pose was an interchange of views be
Iweeu editors themselves and the
state central committee, with a view
io more united work in the future.
About 100 daily papers, chiefly those
of-the Interior towns, was represent
ed, and the day was spent in dtscusn
ng questions of political ollcy.
Another meeting will beheld at the
time of the state convention.
Tottle, the Grand Army man lo
Iowa, has lost the cunning ot his
ways since lie ceased to be a Demo
crat. When he ran for Governor be
was quite a saint and got the vote oT
every mother's son of them; now
he is "loud-mouthed," "ex-cotton
thief," etc., to them! He manages to
hold his own pretty Well against
their jobbing, however, and puts
them to flight most always when
they come within reach of the point
of his spear.
The rain of Wednesday afternoon
and night waa the heaviest Beloit
has experienced this season. The
rain of Thursday night visited this
and other parts of the state. Be
tween the, two It seems that all Kan
sas bu received a general soaklag,
which will be greatly welcomed to
enable the farmers to do their fall
p lowing and to furnish pasture feetf.
Joel B. Mavis has just been
elected chief of the Cherokee In
dians. He was chief justice of the
supreme court of the Cherokee na
tion for a tenn of years, aud is an
able and distinguished man. Sam
uel Smith, who was elected assistant
chief, is s full blood Cherokee. The
Busbyhead or national party, which
supported Bunch, haa held oft lee for
years, aud has shaped the policy of
the Cherokees, regardless of the
wishes of the masses. The official
machinery was under their control,
and their defeat Is regarded almost
as miraculous. Mayes is liberal
aud progressive aud is pledged to
Prof. Snow, of the State Univer
sity, in his weather report, shows
July just passed to have been the
hottest month since lb74. The rain
fall during the time was less tba..
half the July average. He says:
"We are now passing through a
period of rain deficiency, one or
which, according to our observa
tions, occurs once in about -iiven
years, each alternate period jet ig
one of maximum deficiency." Fol
lowing the rule Kansas may antici
pate a seasonable and bountiful
season to follow next year.
The following remarkable story is
told by the Russell tieevrtl:
A Btrauge story comes from New
ton. Last week a man with loth
legs missing appeared ou our streets
begging. He Is an old soldier who
has been searching through long
years for the surgeon who amputa
ted his limits, so that he could se
cure a pension. Dr. Coleman of
Newtou noticed the man and iu
iiuestlouiug him It was discovered
that thedoctor was Ihe long searched
for army surgeon. The man was ta
ken care of and will now probably
be able to get a pension.
The Topeka Capital gives a truth
patent to all who have swallowed
the waters of the Mississippi, in the
follow lug language
The water of IhegniniT old Missis
sippi having now attained the con
sistency of mucilage, Ihe mHrs
published along its banks are work
ing over their annual articles dem
onstrating it to lie the best driukilit;
water In the world.
TnuNew York World draws Ihe
following archaic comtmrisou on Ihe
president's defiance of public opin
ion: "When the animals were com
ing out of the ark, the gangway was
crowded aud 'there was a K. widen
stoppage. The red ant turned to the
elephant, who was immediately be
hind, and wrathfully said: 'Say!
who are yen shovlu'? "
A I'iiii.aiiKi.i'IW.v publisher says
the revised bible has fallen fiat.
"Hundreds of thousands of copies
remain on the shelves, and the peo
ple will uol have them at any price.
They stick to the bibles or their fa
thers and mothers." If the boys and
girls do that they will be all right.
Til E Ottawa ItepuUlruH announces
that the publisher of lis cotitcuio
rary Is a watermelon thief, having
held the horse on several occasions
while his boy went into the field af
ter melons. Further advices have
not been received frum the seat of
A party of Ku-Klux went out to
lynch three Mormons near Augusta,
Ga., but the Mormons nlead so elo
quently that the Ku-Klux let them
go. Is It any wonder, in view of
this exhibltio.i of verbal power, that
the Mormons find converts?
John M. Crow ell says If Major
Morrill Is not selected, the next gov
ernor must come from central Kau
sas. Of course the Colonel had his
eyes aud thoughts upon Saline coun
tv tlie center of central Kansas.
How would Faulkner do?
August 1, 1883, the British govern
meutlltierated 800,000 uegro slaves
In the West India Islands. Hence,
"Emancipation Dy" emanates.
President Lincoln Issued his immor
tal emancipation proclamation Jau
Father Ha kkk, of the Common'
wealth, is summering at Iturzaril
Bay, Mass. May he escape the at
tacks of all the buzzards and return
greatly refreshed. Oue of the oldest
of the newspaper fraternity, he Is
about the hardest worker iu the Int.
Gen. William T. hhkrman says
that for$9i,0i)0,00u to lie expended ou
harbor fortifications for New York
he will engage to put that city In a
position u defy the Iron-clads that
to-day can lay that city in ashes in
8ome of the taper refer to Jake
Admire as Hie "Democrat of the
Osage City Free Prevt." Not so bad
as tbat.il iiedid go seekiugafler false
gods in taking a position agaiust the
boys on the rebel fiag business.
Plana Drawn and Work Soon lo Com
mrnrv. A Grand Edlflrr.
We have made a cursory Inspec
tion of Hie draft or the Red Men's
temple at the office of C. O. Wll
(Barfi, architect. Ttie-nwtltne sliows
i magulficent structure, 50x100 reel,
situated at the southeast corner of
Santa Fe avenue and Walnut street,
and fronting on the avenue. It is to
be three stories in height, with base
ment, and thexterior to be of cut
stone, Milwaukee brick and terra
cotta. Six windows are at the front
of each story. A memorial tablet is
placed at the centerf rout of second
story, and just above at third story
la a Bed Man. Above latter at top is
Inscription ptate with "1887." At
the front corner of the building is
pedaaaantwitb letters "I. O. R. M."
The first story will be for two busi
ness rooms; seond story made Into
offices; third story will be the wig
wam. The size of the wigwam will
be 47x66 feet; working apace less
raised platform on sides, 36x48 feet.
Tbe front of the third story will be
made Into two large offices, and be
tween that and the wigwam will
be plaeed the ante-rooms.
Work for the building will be
commenced without delay, and the
Bed Men expect to be able to ocoupy
their Wigwam about January 1 next.
SALINA AGAIN TO THE FRONT.
The Thompaon Houston Etoctrlc
Light Plant About Baad? for
Another of Sallna's niv . prom
Ineut iustltutious comeyJfplJUe front
and branches out o e . no sw
ing demands of. out - vuwth.
Werefertothe3aliuuUu and Elec
tric Light company, as they are now
putting in their efigine, boiler and
dynamo, and expect to be able,
about the 12th or 15th of this month,
to furnish Salina with the Thom
son & Houston electric light. In
conversation with Mr. Pike, he in
formed us that the company lias now
investedln their business uearly50,
0tj,andauinspectionwill show the vis
tor as complete gas and electric light
works as can be found In the state.
Everything is admirably arranged,
and built with the idea of having it
safe and convenient. They have
moved their ofilce to the rear of their
property, and in Its place on Third
street, immediately adjoining the
gasworks, have erected a substan
tial bulidlng, 23x45, which will be
used exclusively for the manufac
ture of electric light.
On a foundation or 5 feet and 10
'nehesnf solid masonry 8xl5 feet,
-His the engine. It is Ball's auto
m le, cut-off, high speed, 100-horse
pow er engine and is a perfect beauty
to look at. The rating of this engine
is based uiKin lOOpouuds boiler pres
sure, cutting oil at about stroke,
giving 40 pounds mean effective pres
sure, and leaving a liberal reserve ca
pacity above the rating given.
On a solid masonry foundation S'g
x2l feet, stands the huge 100 horse
siwer boiler. It is the Standard,
llorisoiital Tubular stationary boil
er, witli cast Iron full arch front.
The plates used In the boiler are ho
mogeneous, open hearth tlauge of
steel witli a tensile strength of 60,
000 pounds jior square Inch, Willi an
elastic limit of :!U,U)0 iNiunds, and
an elongation of iJ) percent, in an IS
inch section. It will reduce In area
4F to Ml percent., ami turn oyer aud
close down solid when cold, without
fracture, or will do the same after
heating aud plunging Into cold
water, and will not blister
Their dynamo Is here aud in place,
piles ready to put up and Mr. Pike
expects his man here next week lo
string the wires, when Salina will
have one of the best systems or
elect rio light that Is now iu use In
this country. This system is used
in Chicago, Kansas City, Wichita
and iu most ot the larger cities east,
and Is highly spoken of. The clly
should put up a tower somewhere
near the center, or several If thought
best, and give the city a brilliant
appearance at night. Mr. Pike has
worked hard, and sjieut money free
ly, since lie became u resident or
Salina, and he should be liberally
patron Izeh-by the citizen's in return
for w hat he has done for us.
Tlir Plan Tur a .Hjatrtn or Uundrrxround
fwenn Tur Salina Apprara Vraa-
IMo to tm llrought before
The estimates aud plans which we
rererred to yesterday as being made
by Robert McMatli, the sewerage
commissioner, of St. Louis, have
been formulated aud will be pre
sented to the city eouucll at an early
meeting for consideration. The
whole subject was taken under ad
visement by City Engineer John
ston anil members of the council
who lent him such aid by furn
ishing 'him data, showing him over
the city, eto.
Mr. McMatli having completed the
work left ou last night's' train for
After making estimates of brick,
grades aud tiling, the difference of
cost ou brick aud tiling sewers was
calculnted. Mr. MoMath figures
tiiat for the old town site (about
etglit miles of sewer) would cost
about 456,000, or alKiult5 to a 60-foot
lot. The plan as offered embraces
an almost square scope of territory
from First street on the cant to the
Missouri Pacific railroad west of
Normal University, and from Norths
street on Ihe north to Crawford ave
nue on the south or about W0 acres.
Tills Is the outline for the west side
of the Smoky river, or the city
All the east side of the city Is pro
posedn a cirate sewer district,
with the sewerage tending to the
location of the old Bartlett slaughter
bouse, as an outlet.
The gentlemen rho have thus
briefly been associated with Mr. Mc
Matli ia this matter express them
selves as fully satisfied with what he
offers to the city for sewerage, and
entertain the greatest confidence in
his qualifications and competency.
His responsibility In Ills own city is
a guaranty ot bis standing.
The sewer question Is or ihe ut
most importance. Something should
be done, but that something should
be th very best system to be had.
'1 he health of the city demands this
action and every part of the city is
interested. Salina must resort to
underground sewerage sooner or
later, ami it may le asked, why pro
erastiHate? It will uot be surpris
ing if the plans are adopted by the
ceunell. The members are favora
bly Impressed with them.
The Rain, the Beautife! Rain.
The rain eame at last, and the "an
imal and vegetable kingdoms" are
.rejoiced thereat. Yeslenlay after
noon after the rain clouds had
marched here aud there and every
wheredrawing up inline or battle
in various parts of the heaveus
and hail male considerable show as
if for business, the rain commenced
following, aud fell at intervals dar
ing the sight. It Was a good rain.
I wetting the soil dawn a good depth
From appearances we should judge
that the fall was quite general in the
country, which being so will do
muoh for the paatutage, hay lands
and stock Interests. It will place
the soil ia fine condition for plowing.
The rain has broken the terrible dry
spell, and this morning the atmos
phere is wonderfully cool so cool
that LbJek clothing 1 In demand,
the ttxsrar Acxvnvxa cejitek;
SU1I Asothar 'Worthy Zatcrpriaa that
la Heating- with Soeeeaa.
While the JrfURNAL k giving space
to some ot Sallna's most prominent
Industries, we must not omit-the
old reliable establishment that-haa
grown to considerable proportions,
right here In our midst the Eb
hardt Mattress factory. They started
on a comparatively small scale sev
eral years ago, but by careful and
luslness-llke management, have
steadily increased their facilities,
until now they have as complete a
factory as is located anywhere In
the west. They are located on a val
uable property, on the corner ot
Fourth aHd North streets, where
they own a strip of ground 120 by 360
feet. Tbey have built their factory
on the second let from the corner
with the view ot sometime in the
future puttingup a large store room
on the corner lot.
The front or finishing room ia
50x48 feet, with an office 12x14, in
the corner. In this room la set the
wire weaving machine, whleh is
run by a neat little Wlllard engine.
It gets its water through- pipes from
the pump room, and an underground
shaft connects it with the wire
weaver maohlne. Thla unique ma
chine spins out with lightning speed
two wires at once, the length of two
matresses. The wire is woven on
this bench, then passes on to another
bench where It Is uailed on frames,
then ,roes tothe stretcher, where it
is finished for market. The wire,
canvas or upholstered cots are made
in this room, ana girls are also busy
in there making ticks, eto., the
whole presenting a very busy ap
pearance. Next comes the mattress room
where the finest excelsior, husk,
cotton, wool, hair au 1 moss top nia
treses are turned out, u connection
with pillows of all descriptions.
This room is 18x4S feet, and serves
also as a store room for the feathers,
moss, hair, etc., that is used in this
llackot this stands the machinery
room which contains four complete
excelsior machines, feather renova
tor aud wool machine. The Excel
sior machines are the most complete
thing in the way of machinery that
we have seen for some time. They
take a two foot cottonwod chunk
of wood and hold It between clamps
against a set of small knives while
the motion or the machine seuds out
the long thin shavings which are
used in the matrasses. Mr. Eberhardt
Informs us that nothing beats the
cottouwood for excelsior, aud pre
vious to using these machines he
used to ship It from St. Louis In oar
lots. Tlie pleutifuluess of this wood
In Saline comity makes it very con
venient for the company aud they
can manufacture It a great deal
cheaper than they could ship It in.
This room 30x48, and when the ma
chinery is in motion, has an exceed
ingly business-like appearance.
The engine aud pump room stands
just back or the machinery room,
and Is 12x43 feet iu size. They aro
now using a 12-horse power Belle
ville engine, but will soon put in a
larger one. Just south of the engine
room stands the ware house, 18x32
feet, which is full of supplies.
This company have about $15,000
invested in their business now, and
employ In the neighborhood of fif
teen people to carry on their work.
They turn out when in full force
twenty-five to thirty mattresses, and
from thirty-five to torty springs and
cots per day, paying out over 500
per month for running expenses.
But a small portion of their salesare
made In Salina, as tbey have a good
trade out on all the roads, especially
south and west. We want new man
ufactories established in Salina, and
the Journal is always ready to aid
them, but we are especially interest
ed In seeing our borne enterprises
prosper. This firm has done as muoh
as any other firm in the city to ad
vertise Salina, as they have repre
sentatives out on tbo road all the
time, and are constantly making
shipments to different poluts
throughout the state. The firm is
composed of honest, reliable busi
ness men, and they are establishing
a fine reputation wherever they do
More About the Santa Fe Kxtentlon to
Tlie Topeka Commonweatttoat tills
morning gives us the following In
formation about the rumored "re
trenchment" of the Santa Fe, the
falsity of the rumor, ami the pro
Ksed extension to Salina:
Owing to the fact that the announce
ment was made public that the San
ta Fe had called In a number of lis
sutveylng gang and tracklayers, the
unfounded and groundless rumor
has gone abroad that a policy of re
trenchment was to be inaugeraied
all along the line. The Chicago and
St. Louis papers first took up and
magnified the speck they discerned
ou the horizon, while the Boston pa
lers published at the hub of the cap
ital wheel or American railroad
owners, reproduced the misleading
ami iiamaging statements, giving
rise to the query, why is it lhus7
The answer is plain. There Is no
truth In the ery or retrenchment.
The Santa Fe Is simply shirting Its
forces from one point to another to
comply with promises for com
pletion of certain pieces of track.
Here Is a sample Inoldent: After -long
and tedious negotiations with
Salina, aid having at .ast been
voted by Kaline county for
the extension of the Chicago,
Kansas & Western from Abilene,
the eope of Salina have finally en
tered into a satisfactory arrange
ment with the company to secure
location, depot grounds and right of
way through the city. So much
time has been lost in these negotia
tions that it Is rendered necessary to
concentrate a large force on this
work as the line Is contracted to be
Inotteratlon to Salina by November
I. It is, therefore, net a matter of
seriousness that forces uon a line
beyond should be ordered book to
complete this urgent pait of the
work, as the company will have all
of next year in which to complete
other parts of the line west and
north-westerly from Minneapolis.
And it is further notleabie that not
withstanding the- published state
ments of apprehension that work Is
likely to cease on the Santa Fe ex
teullon in Kansas, the fact that work
Is going forward-on all extensions Is
a sufficient contradiction ot the
Paaaed A war
Mr. L. B. Faulkner, a brother of
Hon. C. E. Faulkner, of Salina, died
in this city at one o'clock a. m.,
Tuesday, August 2, from an attack
of pneumonia eaused by undue ex
posure while on a business trip
through Jackson county this state.
Mr. Faulkner's family reside at
MsrionvIUe, Mo. His wife reaahed.
the city Sunday, and his brother ar;
rived yesterday. The remains, will
be Interred in the Topeka cemetery.
Funeral services will be held ia the
M. E. church at 4 o'clock this after
boob. Topeka Commonwealth , A